Welcome to my Website – thank you for clicking on the About Me Page. This is probably one of the most important pages on my website for you to check out.
If you are considering a Health, Wellness and Organizational Coach, you want to be sure you feel comfortable working with that individual and that you have a level of trust with that Coach. You are obviously searching and seeking some answers to some of your health and dis-organizational issues. I hope you can find those answers with my guidance.
So a little about me.
My heart is to bring “chaos to order” in peoples lives. Whether it’s their physical environment (home or office) or their health.
Growing up I loved to organize. As a young child when we would visit family, I would eventually sneak away (usually into the kitchen) and begin to organize the mess that was created by our visit. I usually went beyond just doing the dishes. I had to make this kitchen really efficient. So off I’d go and create organization. How did I do as a young child? Don’t really know. My family member would just praise me for first taking the initiative and secondly for cleaning up the mess. It wasn’t about the praise; it really was about helping, organizing and witnessing the happiness of my family member for what I had done for them.
Every job I’ve ever had, I’ve created Organizational Systems. Whether I was working in Marketing Research, Marketing or Sales, if the Department was not organized, I first had to create order around me. I could then proceed to work effectively and efficiently.
When I began having my children, homeschooling was something on my heart to do. I proceeded to educate my children for 14 years. That was a blessing! I did have to get my hands into organization there also. Schoolwork and schedules were organized. But what I really enjoyed doing was organizing events. I organized and led Writer’s Workshops, “Mom’s Night Out” meetings and a yearly International Fair. We did have fun!
Working these past 6 years helping families de-clutter and organize their homes and small businesses, I saw a pattern. Health issues were present in those individuals living in chaos. When I’m helping individuals organize their kitchen and I see many of the food choices they have made in their pantries, I can understand why they are having health issues. It grieves my heart when I see processed foods with toxic ingredients sitting on their shelves. Makes me want to help educate and bring truth to light. My heart is to help educate people to understand the food they eat and how food manufacturers and our own Government are deceiving them. I want to help them change to a “cleaner” way of eating.
Why such a strong interest in “eating clean?” I grew up in the 50s/60s and it wasn’t until the late 70s that things began to change for me. My family is a blue collar/middle class family. My grandmother lived with us. She was the old time Polish grandma whose main staple was dried meat and bland potatoes. Bless her heart … she wasn’t a great cook … except for a few things. My mom would come home from work and throw in a can of green beans or peas in the mix and that was our dinner. Actually, my favorite was creamed corn. But our meals were not of the healthiest form.
In the late 70s early 80s, I developed “Typhoid Salmonella” poisoning and spent almost two weeks in the hospital. I was admitted with 107 degree temperature. They never figured out how I contacted this poisoning even though the Department of Health did a thorough investigation. In order to save my life, I was given bags and bags of antibiotics. It was a grueling process but I did get well. A year later I developed chronic yeast infections. They were so bad that my legs ached. I went from Doctor to Doctor, treatment to treatment and to no avail. It still kept coming back. Unfortunately, I had to deal with this for a little over a year.
Finally someone recommended I see Dr. Leo Galland from the Gesell Institute out of Yale New Haven Hospital. He saved my life. Dr. Galland was an MD that practiced Integrative Medicine. He did a complete work up (physical, mental, spiritual, etc.) and determined that the antibiotics I was given the prior year had wiped out the normal bacteria in my body and I was overcome with yeast. He put me on a “yeast free” diet and a number of supplements … probably a probiotic. It completely healed me. I never had a problem again.
Well being on a yeast free diet wasn’t easy. But I didn’t care. I spent a lot of money for his treatments and I also needed relief from what my body was experiencing. I would do whatever he instructed me to do.
This began my journey of reading labels, understanding what ingredients were and eating “cleaner.”
Now fast forward 15 years later and my second child Joseph is born. At about 18 months, he developed symptoms that he would awaken every night screaming in terror. I didn’t know what it was and thought he had an ear infection. So I took him to the pediatrician. I was told “night terrors.” “Ok,” I said, “Now what do I do?” “Nothing,” the Doctor said, “He’ll outgrow it!” I was shocked. Outgrow it. That’s crazy. The poor thing was up multiple times during the night screaming. This is not normal nor how I believe God wanted my child to live.
That’s when my next level of research began and I discovered Dr. Feingold. Dr. Feingold believed that ADD, ADHD, night terrors, chronic ear infections, etc. had to do with the food colorings and preservatives in food. I put Joseph on the Feingold diet and his night terrors went away. Thank God for natural remedies and getting to the root of the issue and not just medicating or putting a Band-Aid on it.
You health and your environment truly go hand and hand. Once your environment is organized and you begin to experience peace, you will truly want your health back. It is a process and a journey and doesn’t happen overnight. But the sooner one starts, the sooner ones health can start on a path of wellness. I would love to work with you to help you go from “Chaos to Order in your health, in your home and even with your photos.”
So to sum it up – I’m here for you.
I can help you organize your business, your closet, your desk, your pantry, your photos or some combination of all of these as well as get you on the track to wellness. I’ll work with you each step of the way as we turnaround your situation. But most importantly, I will believe in you and encourage you to move out of the Chaos that is in your life and walk you into Order! It will be fun and the best thing you can do for your health …I promise!